Fernandez Hospital instituted its academic department in 2003 to keep abreast with advances in medical information and technology. The department is responsible for Continuing Medical Education (CME) of in-house doctors and paramedics. It co-ordinates the various academic activities of the DNB Training Programme and Perinatal Education Programme, as well as specialized training programmes in obstetrics and gynaecology, high-risk pregancy, obstetric anaethesia and neonatology.
In the process of developing into a Tertiary Care Referral Centre for obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatology, Fernandez Hospital has also become a Teaching Hospital, attracting observers and interns from all over the country and from abroad. Students from Australia and the UK come to do their Overseas Electives.